Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden 5f
- (2yo, 5f, 9 runners)
- Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
- Going: Good to firm (watering)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 58.43s
- Off time: 18:03:42
|2nd||1 Celtic Man||2¾||9/2|
|3rd||7 Little Fastnet||2||11/2|
Celtic Man (IRE) 27
|2||131 9-5||D Marnane||F M Berry||9/2|
Dove Mountain (IRE) 11
|2||131 9-5 p1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||7/2|
No Demons (IRE) 7
|2||131 9-5||J Halley||J A Heffernan||661/10|
Victory Rich (IRE) 11
|2||131 9-5||P D Deegan||T P O'Shea||25/1|
Abbakova (IRE) 11
|2||126 9-0||W McCreery||P J Smullen||11/10f|
Lady Ultra (IRE)
|2||126 9-0 h||Ms S Lavery||M C Hussey||50/1|
Little Fastnet (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||11/2|
Sign From Heaven (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||C R King (7)||20/1|
Unravelled (IRE) 22
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||W J Lee||14/1|
Dove Mountain commands respect but does not appear to be a leading light amongst Ballydoyle's juveniles on available evidence, though Aidan O'Brien will almost certainly find a race for the son of Danehill Dancer and this quicker ground may well be more suitable. Celtic Man shaped pleasingly on his Down Royal debut and should go well, although a sixth furlong may well suit in time, whilst the market should help to sort out the three Wachman candidates. The choice is ABBAKOVA, who has finished behind Stubbs, Coach House and Bye Bye Birdie in three starts to date and was only just denied in the shadows of the post by the latter last time at Cork.
Abbakova (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, narrow lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bye Bye Birdie (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn sft.
Celtic Man (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, closed into 4th over 1f out, short of room and switched inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hilltown Gal (8-11) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Little Fastnet (IRE) Fastnet Rock filly out of Damson.
Sign From Heaven (IRE) Raven's Pass filly out of Sahara Sky.
Lady Ultra (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Non Ultra.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Led, ridden and challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Remember You (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft.
Unravelled (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, moderate 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 8l behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
No Demons (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Sudirman (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gd.
Victory Rich (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Jumped right start, held up, 5th halfway, ridden to close 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Remember You (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn sft.